A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its
competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In
this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to
steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation
for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had
covered are covered here – directly, practically and without the jargon.
Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies
for tackling the most common and most daunting challenges of the principalship,
The standalone chapters provide easy
access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with
real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models
of what to do, what to say and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas
any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of
an ongoing conversation about the wonderful work of being a principal.